November 17, 2019

Guided Primary Source Analysis: Lewis & Clark Compass & Magnet

Describe the type of person would need these objects. For what purposes would the person use the objects? These objects are from 1802. Describe what a compass and magnet are like today. Explain how someone would use a compass and magnet today. Use the Primary Source Nexus search box to find information about William Clark. What did he do and who was his partner? What else did you learn? What other observations, reflections or questions does this source inspire? Let us know! … [Read more...]

Today in History: Meriwether Lewis (& William Clark)

Today in History–August 18–the Library of Congress features explorer Meriwether Lewis, born on this day in 1774. Together with William Clark, Lewis set out on May 14, 1804 at the behest of President Thomas Jefferson to look for a Northwest Passage, or water route to the Pacific Ocean. Find out more by visiting the Today in History section, then click the links below to access resources related to these explorers and their journey known as the Corps of Discovery. Rivers, Edens, Empires: Lewis … [Read more...]